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RE: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/2] libfsimage


On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 11:58 +0000, Ian Pratt wrote:

> > The downside is that it no longer picks up updates, fixes 
> > etc. from the official upstream support for libext2fs / 
> > libreiserfs, so we're just duplicating the places where 
> > filesystem support needs to be maintained.
> [Apparently, libresierfs is moribund and doesn't actually support
> current v3 filesystems anyhow. We need to look at other ways of pulling
> kernels out.]

Ugh.  So is pygrub non-functional on Novell/SuSE systems on reiserfs?
Or are they using a patched libreiserfs?

> As I understand it, John's scheme doesn't necessarily prevent using the
> existing libraries -- you could have external binaries linked against
> the existing libraries, or you could choose to statically link if your
> distro didn't normally include those libraries.

Well, the patches as presented moved all the reiser/ext2 knowledge into
pygrub itself.  I'm certainly not opposed to changes to the pygrub
interface, just to unnecessary replicating of fs-specific code inside
the Xen tools.


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